The Future of the Workforce Is a “Better Normal”
Thursday, January 21, 2021
The world as we all knew it changed earlier this year with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Seemingly overnight, everything that we used to think was normal had changed, and things that once were deemed impossible for the workplace became the “new normal.” Now, seven months later, most of us have gotten used to this “new normal” — embracing the work-from-home lifestyle, using new technology, wearing masks, social distancing, and connecting virtually. But what comes next? Eventually this pandemic will end, a vaccine will be readily available, and we will attempt to return back to our “normal” lives. But what does this next “new normal” look like? Can our next “normal” be an even “better normal”?
Who will lead the way to a “better normal”?
The millennial generation is most commonly identified as people born between 1981 and 1996. Currently the largest living generation in the U.S., millennials will account for 75 percent of the American workforce by 2025. With such a powerful force in numbers, millennials are reshaping the way companies need to think about the future of work in a post-pandemic world.